Amnesty, Chumponomics, and the rule of law
The first time I wrote about Chumponomics, a rural homeowner in Tennessee lost his house in a fire after refusing to pay the modest fee for fire protection from a nearby city fire department. The idea behind this system was that maintaining a regular fire department through the usual means of local tax assessment was impractical for the sparsely populated area, so the residents of | Read More »
Should you have any doubts about Saturday night’s opening skit on Saturday Night Live being damaging to the President, you need look no further than the Washington Post, which felt the need to fact check the skit. Liberals are in an uproar squealing like stuck pigs. Their own network, NBC, dared ridicule the President’s overreach. Back in February, SNL’s executive producer, Lorne Michaels, said liberals | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: Obama’s Immigration Edict, More Obamacare/Gruber Lies, and the Cosby Rape Allegations #RSWB
This week on the RedState Weekly Briefing Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, Caleb Howe, and I discuss Obama’s immigration edict, the latest Obamacare woes and Gruber lies, and the media coverage of the Bill Cosby rape allegations versus the coverage of Co-Founder of the Human Rights Campaign, and friend and donor to Obama, being charged with sex with a minor. We should be live just after | Read More »
Help The Poor. Block the Amnesty
There are people out there who genuinely appreciate all that President Obama has done since he found the American crown adrift in the gutter back in 2008. The TaxProf blog explains who these fortunate individuals are below. 12,040 new ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals were minted this year, pushing the global UHNW population to a record 211,275, a 6% increase from 2013. The combined | Read More »
@RepHalRogers thinks he is Jon Gruber
In the classic television series, Homicide: Life on the Streets, Detective John Munch — played by Richard Belzer — confronts a murder suspect over lying to him. He isn’t upset about the lie, he expects that, what he’s upset about is that the lie is so implausible that it is actually an insult: As a prelude to Obama’s address last night declaring which laws | Read More »
David Harsanyi on Obama’s Abuse of Power
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by David Harsanyi to discuss last night’s immigration orders from President Obama, if it was as bad as expected and what the GOP can do to rebut this abuse of power.
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You Are Being Played
I oppose comprehensive immigration reform. I think Congress always fails as comprehensive legislation. But, long time readers know I am squishier on the immigration issue than many RedStaters. There are portions of what the President proposed last night that I support in principle and, frankly, was surprised by how mild some of the actions were, given the run up to the announcement. But whatever I | Read More »
Watch Obama’s immigration speech here.
Embedded video via The Daily Signal. It’s supposed to be on at 8 PM, so your guess is as good as mine as to when it starts. I doubt that there will be questions, afterward. As to the speech itself… let’s just say that there are some signs that some extremely hasty editing was done to it and the new immigration policy that it represents. | Read More »
A time for testing
During an appearance on Megyn Kelly’s Fox News show Wednesday night, (R-TX) emphasized that President Obama’s impending executive orders on amnesty represent a threat to the Constitutional order, as well as imposing a policy the American people clearly do not want. “This last election was a referendum on amnesty, and the American people overwhelmingly rose up and said, ‘No, we don’t want lawless amnesty,’” Cruz | Read More »
Is Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration Unconstitutional?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Andrew Kloster to discuss what to expect from President Obama’s executive order on immigration, if it is unconstitutional and what repercussions the administration may face.
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Republicans Will Not Block Barack Obama (Because They Want the Same Thing)
In 2011, Barack Obama said he did not have the constitutional authority to do what he is going to announce today. In fact, on March 28, 2011, Barack Obama said “With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case…. There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of | Read More »
Obama immigration actions to be announced tomorrow
Via Reuters: President Barack Obama is set on Thursday to outline a controversial plan to relax U.S. immigration policy and grant relief from deportation to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants in a go-it-alone move that will deepen a partisan divide with Republicans. Sources close to the administration said the rollout would include a televised speech by Obama on Thursday night laying out the | Read More »
Shutting Down The Circus
I don’t know how many of you recall the Disney animated film “Dumbo,” but there is a scene that I think is really fitting. Dumbo, the little elephant with the big ears, is written into a brand new act that involves all the grown elephants balancing on a ball (how that ball held their weight, I’ll never know). Dumbo’s job was to launch himself to | Read More »
Shut. It. Down.
Yes, yes, yes, let us concede up front that the GOP will always get blamed for a government shutdown. Yes, yes, yes, let us concede that, in fact, polling for the GOP declined after the 2013 shutdown. But, we must caveat, some of their decline was from Republicans who decided their side had caved and were unhappy. Now let us also concede this: many Republicans | Read More »
Those who work hard and play by the rules
To my ear, the most grating cliche of the Obama era is when he professes his love “those who work hard and play by the rules.” The core element of Obama’s philosophy is to screw those people over, good and hard, every chance he gets. What he really sees them as is chumps. This is not new to Obama, of course. Every form of collectivism and redistribution is | Read More »